Start your Career at Sea with NSCC [Nova Scotia Community College, NSCC]

Nova Scotia Community College
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The marine industry is growing and thousands of job opportunities exist right now.

To help meet this demand and diversify the workforce, the federal government, through the Oceans Protection Plan, is providing $2.5 million in bursaries for women and Indigenous peoples to pursue marine education. As a woman or Indigenous person, you may qualify to have 90% of the course cost covered.

Why choose a career at sea?

Salaries start as high as $70,000 for ship's officers
The marine industry is international, which means you can see the world while you work
Work on a variety of ships, including ferries, cargo and research vessels
Funding is available through 2021 to help you succeed

Fishing Master IV
Wagmatcook Learning Centre
Wagmatcook, NS
Start date: Sept. 9

Marine Emergency Duties
NSCC Nautical Institute (Strait Area Campus)
Port Hawkesbury, NS
Start dates: June 17, July 29, Nov. 25

Small Vessel Operator Proficiency
La Picasse
Petit-de-Grat, NS
Start date: July 8

Small Vessel Operator Proficiency
Location TBD
Membertou, NS
Start date: Sept. 23

Explore marine programs, such as:

Bridge Watch Rating
Marine Engineering Technology – Diploma
Marine Engineering Technology – Advanced Diploma
Marine Mechanical Technician
Marine Navigation Technology – Diploma
Marine Navigation Technology – Advanced Diploma